It’s a phenomenon — no matter whether I’m six months from my last trim (don’t judge!) or breezing out of the salon with a freshly-snipped ‘do, my ends are a scandal. A scandal. It bears repeating! No matter what I do, I always have split ends. My hair is looong, so my ends have been around for a good three or four years, suffering every heat-styling, color-processing and chemical straightening indignity imaginable. My ends are beat-down, dammit, and they want me to know. I wish I had the time to schedule a standing trim appointment, but since I don’t, I’m forced to fake it. There’s no business like faux business.
And I’ve found that John Frieda Full Repair Perfect Ends Sheer Mist ($7.99) is the perfect enabler. A blowout’s best friend! Blended with Inca Inchi, a fancy micro-oil rich in omega-3, this sheer, feather-light mist quickly absorbs into busted ends, magically making them look glossy, healthy and bouncy. I bring it to Sex on Fire, my unsettlingly voluptuous Dominican stylist, and she spritzes it on my damp ends before blow-drying. The difference is staggering! Now, Perfect Ends doesn’t fix the problem — but it does protect strands from heat damage, which stops more split ends from joining your party. Try it, you’ll love it.